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From the Ted Talk "Van Jones: The economic injustice of plastic"

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And as we all begin to come back to that basic understanding, new uieopiprstnto for action begin to emerge. Biomimicry, which is an emerging science, winds up being a very important social tecisju eiad. People who are just narilegn about this stuff: biomimicry means respecting the wisdom of all species. Democracy, by the way, means rnigtspcee the wisdom of all people — we'll get to that. But biomimicry means respecting the wisdom of all species. It turns out we're a pretty clever species. We have this big cortex, we're pretty dupor of ourselves. But if we want to make something hard, we say, "I know! I'm going to make a hard substance. I know! I'm going to get vacuums and furnaces and drag stuff out of the rugodn and get things hot and poison and pollute ... But I got this hard thing!"

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And as we all begin to come back to that basic understanding, new _____________ for action begin to emerge. Biomimicry, which is an emerging science, winds up being a very important social _______ ____. People who are just ________ about this stuff: biomimicry means respecting the wisdom of all species. Democracy, by the way, means __________ the wisdom of all people — we'll get to that. But biomimicry means respecting the wisdom of all species. It turns out we're a pretty clever species. We have this big cortex, we're pretty _____ of ourselves. But if we want to make something ____, we say, "I know! I'm going to make a hard substance. I know! I'm going to get vacuums and furnaces and drag stuff out of the ______ and get things hot and poison and pollute ... But I got this hard thing!"

Solution

  1. proud
  2. respecting
  3. hard
  4. idea
  5. opportunities
  6. justice
  7. learning
  8. ground

Original Text

And as we all begin to come back to that basic understanding, new opportunities for action begin to emerge. Biomimicry, which is an emerging science, winds up being a very important social justice idea. People who are just learning about this stuff: biomimicry means respecting the wisdom of all species. Democracy, by the way, means respecting the wisdom of all people — we'll get to that. But biomimicry means respecting the wisdom of all species. It turns out we're a pretty clever species. We have this big cortex, we're pretty proud of ourselves. But if we want to make something hard, we say, "I know! I'm going to make a hard substance. I know! I'm going to get vacuums and furnaces and drag stuff out of the ground and get things hot and poison and pollute ... But I got this hard thing!"

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Important Words

  1. action
  2. basic
  3. big
  4. biomimicry
  5. clever
  6. cortex
  7. democracy
  8. drag
  9. emerge
  10. emerging
  11. furnaces
  12. ground
  13. hard
  14. hot
  15. idea
  16. important
  17. justice
  18. learning
  19. means
  20. opportunities
  21. people
  22. poison
  23. pollute
  24. pretty
  25. proud
  26. respecting
  27. science
  28. social
  29. species
  30. stuff
  31. substance
  32. turns
  33. understanding
  34. vacuums
  35. winds
  36. wisdom